Waiariki (New Zealand electorate)

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Waiariki electorate boundaries used since the 2014 election

Waiariki is a New Zealand parliamentary Māori electorate that was first established for the 1999 election. Since the 2005 election, it has been held by Te Ururoa Flavell MP.[1]

Population centres[edit]

The electorate includes the following population centres:

In the 2013/14 redistribution, a minor boundary adjustment was undertaken. A small area, including the village of Tuia, was transferred to Waiariki from the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti electorate.[2]

Tribal areas[edit]

The electorate includes the following tribal areas:

History[edit]

The electorate was created for the 1999 election. The first representative was Mita Ririnui of the Labour Party, with Tuariki Delamere (Te Tawharau) coming second, Arapeta Tahana (Alliance) coming third and Kahukore Baker (New Zealand First) coming fourth.[3]

In the 2002 election, Ririnui was confirmed with 61.93% of the electorate vote. Rihi Vercoe and Hamuera Mitchell of Mana Māori and the National Party came second and third, respectively.[3]

In the 2005 election, Ririnui was beaten by Te Ururoa Flavell of the Māori Party. Hawea Vercoe of Destiny New Zealand came a distant third.[4] The 2008 election was contested by two contenders: the incumbent and Ririnui. Flavell was once again confirmed.[5]

The 2011 election was contested by three contenders: Flavell, Annette Sykes of the Mana Party and Louis Te Kani of the Labour Party. Flavell had a comfortable lead over Sykes, with Te Kani coming third.[6] In the 2014 election, Flavell gained a much increased majority.[7]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Key

 Labour    Māori  

Election Winner
1999 election Mita Ririnui
2002 election
2005 election Te Ururoa Flavell
2008 election
2011 election
2014 election

List MPs[edit]

Members of Parliament elected from party lists in elections where that person also unsuccessfully contested the Waiariki electorate. Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and ended at general elections.

Election Winner
2005 election Mita Ririnui
2008 election Mita Ririnui

Election results[edit]

2014 election[edit]

General election 2014: Waiariki[8]

Notes: Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
Māori Green tickY Te Ururoa Flavell 9,726 44.62 +1.57 4,880 21.79 +0.58
Labour Rawhiri Waititi 5,837 26.78 +2.38 8,595 38.37 +3.32
Mana Annette Sykes 5,482 25.15 +0.65
Independent Coalition Pat Spellman 301 1.38 +1.38 41 0.18 +0.18
NZ First   2,801 12.51 +1.57
Internet Mana   2,524 11.27 -5.35[a]
Green   1,787 7.98 -0.86
National   1,120 5.00 -0.68
Legalise Cannabis   222 0.99 +0.99
Conservative   78 0.35 +0.05
Ban 1080   70 0.31 +0.31
ACT   17 0.08 -0.07
United Future   11 0.05 -0.07
Focus   8 0.04 +0.04
Civilian   5 0.02 +0.02
Democrats   2 0.01 ±0.00
Informal votes 451 229
Total Valid votes 21,797 22,398
Māori hold Majority 3,889 17.84 +7.25

2011 election[edit]

General election 2011: Waiariki[6]

Notes: Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
Māori Green tickY Te Ururoa Flavell 7,651 43.05 -25.12 3,989 21.21 -14.05
Mana Annette Sykes 5,768 32.45 +32.45 3,125 16.62 +16.62
Labour Louis Te Kani 4,355 24.50 -7.33 6,591 35.05 -10.52
NZ First   2,058 10.94 +3.14
Green   1,663 8.84 +6.19
National   1,068 5.68 +0.18
Legalise Cannabis   201 1.07 +0.14
Conservative   57 0.30 +0.30
ACT   28 0.15 -0.07
United Future   22 0.12 -0.02
Alliance   2 0.01 -0.02
Libertarianz   2 0.01 -0.01
Democrats   1 0.01 -0.005
Informal votes 993 465
Total Valid votes 17,774 18,807
Māori hold Majority 1,883 10.59 -25.74

Electorate (as at 26 November 2011): 33,240[9]

2008 election[edit]

General election 2008: Waiariki[5]

Notes: Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
Māori Green tickY Te Ururoa Flavell 12,781 68.17 +13.59 6,890 35.26 +4.47
Labour Mita Ririnui 5,969 31.83 -7.67 8,903 45.57 -7.54
NZ First   1,525 7.80 +1.12
National   1,075 5.50 +2.67
Green   518 2.65 +0.35
Family Party   205 1.05 +1.05
Legalise Cannabis   182 0.93 +0.29
Kiwi   57 0.29 +0.29
Bill and Ben   47 0.24 +0.24
ACT   42 0.21 +0.10
Progressive   28 0.14 -0.10
United Future   26 0.13 -0.32
Workers Party   13 0.07 +0.07
Pacific   9 0.05 +0.05
Alliance   6 0.03 ±0.00
RAM   6 0.03 +0.03
Libertarianz   4 0.02 +0.02
Democrats   2 0.01 -0.01
RONZ   1 0.01 -0.01
Informal votes 675 366
Total Valid votes 18,750 19,539
Turnout 20,614 64.54 -4.89
Māori hold Majority 6,812 36.33 +21.25

2005 election[edit]

General election 2005: Waiariki[4]

Notes: Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
Māori Te Ururoa Flavell 10,392 54.58 6,104 30.79
Labour Red XN Mita Ririnui 7,521 39.50 -22.43 10,530 53.11 +0.18
Destiny Hawea Vercoe 1,126 5.91 528 2.66
NZ First   1,324 6.68 -9.85
National   562 2.83 -0.91
Green   457 2.30 -7.67
Legalise Cannabis   126 0.64 -2.03
United Future   89 0.45 -2.28
Progressive   48 0.24 -0.62
ACT   22 0.11 -0.44
Family Rights   10 0.05
Christian Heritage   7 0.04 -1.23
Alliance   5 0.03 -1.66
One NZ   4 0.02 -0.05
RONZ   4 0.02
99 MP   3 0.02
Democrats   3 0.02
Direct Democracy   1 0.01
Libertarianz   0 0.00
Informal votes 655 322
Total Valid votes 19,039 19,827
Turnout 20,794 69.43 +11.74
Māori gain from Labour Majority 2,871 15.08

2002 election[edit]

General election 2002: Waiariki[3]

Notes: Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY Mita Ririnui 9,361 61.93 +16.82 8,322 52.93 -1.99
Mana Māori Rihi Vercoe 2,644 17.49 947 6.02 -2.41
National Hamuera Mitchell 1,356 8.97 +5.28 588 3.74 -0.85
United Future Huikakahu Kawe 852 5.64 +3.99 429 2.73 +1.541
Alliance Sharon Heta 542 3.59 -9.10 265 1.69 -4.17
Christian Heritage Judith Francis 361 2.39 199 1.27 +0.38
NZ First   2,599 16.53 +1.33
Green   1,568 9.97 +6.32
Legalise Cannabis   420 2.67 +0.15
ORNZ   147 0.93
Progressive   136 0.86
ACT   87 0.55 +0.03
One NZ   11 0.07 +0.04
NMP   5 0.03 +0.02
Informal votes 529 186
Total Valid votes 15,116 15,723
Turnout 16,309 57.69
Labour hold Majority 6,717 44.44 +19.34

1 United Future swing is compared to 1999 results from both United NZ and Future NZ combined, as the two merged in 2000.

1999 election[edit]

General election 1999: Waiariki[3]

Notes: Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
Labour Mita Ririnui 7,853 45.11 9,670 54.92
Te Tawharau Tuariki Delamere[note 1] 3,484 20.01
Alliance Arapeta Tahana 2,210 12.69 1,032 5.86
NZ First Kahukore Baker 2,139 12.29 2,676 15.20
National George Ngatai 643 3.69 809 4.59
Mana Wahine Manu Kopa 296 1.70
Future NZ Toa Faulkner 288 1.65 202 1.16
Freedom Movement Helen Wepiha-Tai 204 1.17 41 0.24
Mana Māori   1,469 8.43
Green   643 3.65
Legalise Cannabis   439 2.52
Mauri Pacific   302 1.73
Christian Heritage   155 0.89
ACT   92 0.52
Animals First   21 0.12
Libertarianz   14 0.08
Natural Law   11 0.06
McGillicuddy Serious   9 0.05
People's Choice 8 0.05
United NZ   6 0.03
One NZ   5 0.03
NMP   1 0.01
Republican   1 0.01
South Island   1 0.01
Informal votes 528 330
Total Valid votes 17,409 17,607
Labour win new seat Majority 4,369 25.10

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 2014 Internet Mana swing is relative to the votes for Mana in 2011; it shared a party list with Internet in the 2014 election.
  1. ^ Te Tawharau contested the electorate vote independently, but encouraged voters to give their party vote to Mana Māori

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Te Ururoa Flavell". New Zealand Parliament. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Report of the Representation Commission 2014 (PDF). Representation Commission. 4 April 2014. p. 11. ISBN 978-0-477-10414-2. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Electorate Profile Waiariki" (PDF). Parliamentary Library. October 2005. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Official Count Results -- Waiariki". Chief Electoral Office, Wellington. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Official Count Results -- Waiariki". Chief Electoral Office, Wellington. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Official Count Results -- Waiariki". Electoral Commission. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Official Count Results -- Waiariki". Electoral Commission. 21 September 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Official Count Results -- Waiariki". Electoral Commission (New Zealand). 10 October 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Enrolment statistics". Electoral Commission. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 

Coordinates: 37°59′00″S 177°00′00″E / 37.9833°S 177.0000°E / -37.9833; 177.0000